99 Objects Embody the “Hirstory,” of Trans Art, August 2016

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“A full year before Time Magazine published it’s June 2014 “Transgender Tipping Point” cover featuring actress Laverne Cox tip-toeing forward in a cyan colored dress, artist Chris Vargas created the Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art. MOTHA is an imaginary museum that aims to collect and archive objects and ephemeral representations of a visual history that encompasses the contemporary and little-known narratives of trans people. One museum project that seeks to institutionally document trans histories and micro-histories is the museum’s ever expanding Trans Hirstory in 99 Objects collection, currently on view at the Henry Art Gallery.”

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Learn more about Jono Vaughan’s project, Project 42, here.